Fresh allegations and anger as Don Burke speaks out
A flood of fresh accusations have emerged against former TV star Don Burke, with Olympic champion Susie O’Neill among those who have come forward.
Click PLAY to hear Peter Ford on the latest allegations from swimmer Susie O’Neill
In an interview on Channel Nine’s A Current Affair last night, Burke strongly denied sexually harassing former colleagues, but admitted to some behaviour that may have been construed as bullying.
“I’m a perfectionist that drove people very hard, and … there’s clearly — when you look at the people that are complaining now — there’s a lot of people that don’t like me, and they can’t all be wrong,” he said.
But he went on to explain his behaviour as a symptom of Asperger’s syndrome, for which he has never been diagnosed.
”I can look into the lens, but I have difficulty looking at people in the eye,” he told Tracy Grimshaw . “I missed the body language and the subtle signs that people give you. I don’t see that.
“I suffer from a terrible problem with that. Not seeing. No one can understand how you can’t see it. But you don’t.”
— Peter Ford (@mrpford) November 27, 2017